The Old Avoca Schoolhouse
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning
Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, form 1 PM - 3 PM, for
folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder. Deborah
Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member
of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop. Pre-
registration is required, and enrollment is limited. The $30.00 fee
includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.
A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska. This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again. During the workshop, musicians will be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music. The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up. There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.
Greenblatt & Seay proudly announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE. This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, in the auditorium of the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give
fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest. The prizes for the winners in the Open Division are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place. Prizes will also be awarded for 1st place in the other contests. Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM the day of the FIDDLING BEE. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free.
For more information, call 402-275-3221,
KYLE SORENSEN MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
September 12th & 13th
All proceeds benefit the
Kyle Sorensen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Reserve your tee time soon!
Slattery Vintage Estates
Vineyard & Tasting Room
Summer Concert Series
Every Saturday Evening in June July, and August at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
$5 cover goes entirely to the bands
The Lofte Theatre
Over the River and Through the Woods
By Joe DiPietro
August 28, 29, 30 September 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13
Thurs-Sat 7:30PM Sundays 2PM
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. Don’t miss this hilarious and touching look at family relationships.
The 2009 Nebraska Travel and Tourism Industry Award Nomination Forms are Available!
Do you have, or know of, an outstanding event, tourism publication, Web site or tourism campaign that you want to showcase?
Has a particular individual or organization been a champion for tourism in your community or region?
Is there a tourism association or nature-based tourism entity that has worked to market and develop tourism in your area?
If so, nominate them for a Nebraska Travel and Tourism Industry Award.
The nine award categories are:
Friend of Tourism
Outstanding Event (0-9,999)
Outstanding Event (10,000+)
Outstanding Tourism Association
Outstanding Tourism Campaign
Outstanding Tourism Publication
Outstanding Tourism Attraction
Outstanding Tourism Entity
Award winners receive an attractive stained glass award and special recognition in the 2010 Nebraska Travel Guide and on the Tourism Division’s Web site.
***NEW THIS YEAR***
Award winners with Web sites will receive a FREE 1 year banner advertisement on the Tourism Division’s Web site in 2010!
The 2009 award nomination forms are available on the front page of the Tourism Division’s Industry Web site: http://industry.visitnebraska.org
Forms must be in the Lincoln office postmarked by Friday, 11 September 2009 for consideration.
Plan on attending the 2009 Nebraska Travel Conference:
Nebraska Travel Conference, 20-22 October 2009, Divots Conference Center, Norfolk
More information about the conference, including a full schedule and how to register will come soon.
Get Ready for Weeping Water's
2nd Annual FALL FESTIVAL
Thurs., Aug. 27: Girls JV & V Softball vs. Johnson County Central @ home @ 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 28: Boys Football @ Johnson County Central (Tecumseh) @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 29: Girls Varsity Softball--Syracuse/Wymore Central Triangular @ 1:45 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 1: Girls Varsity Softball--Plattsmouth/Bennington Triangular @ 4:45 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 3: Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Charlie Thorell Invite @ 4:00 p.m.
Girls JV & V Softball vs. Arlington @ home @ 5:00 p.m.
Girls Varsity Volleyball--Dorchester/Palmyra/WW Triangular @ 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 4: Boys/Girls Junior High Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 8:40 a.m.
Boys/Girls Varsity Cross Country--Tecumseh Invite @ 9:00 a.m.
Boys Football vs. Palmyra @ home @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 5: Girls Varsity Volleyball Booster Tournament @ home @ 9:00 a.m.
Girls JV & V Softball vs. DC West @ home @ 10:00 a.m.
Please let me know if you have any news that you would like to be featured in the weekly newsletter. I would love to include any events, news, and/or pictures for the community to enjoy.